AfroZep originated in 2009 with the mission to spread African music to wider audiences while paying tribute to the greatest Heavy Rock band of all time. Some tunes are straight mash-ups of Fela Kuti and Zeppelin, others are Zep tunes but set to original grooves based off the music of artists such as Tinariwen, Thomas Mapfumo and Franco and others are stripped down Zeppelin arrangements injected with the pulse of traditional African drumming.
Wilson (guitar/vocals) Marshall Greenhouse (drum-kit), and Ryan Behling (bass and lead vocals) bring years of road experience with them and a rotating all-star cast of musicians they have met along the way. Members of the project have recorded and toured with Chicago Afrobeat Project, 1000 Vertical Feet, 56 Hope Road, Starrunner, the Motet, Dubconscious, Seneke West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Chicago Samba and many more.
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